Have you entered the Travel Better with BlackBerry Contest?

  RIM is promoting their BlackBerry Travel application by offering a trip for two to Australia as the grand prize! According to the contest details, the winner will enjoy a 9 day trip to Australia and a $2500 American Express gift card. There are also weekly prizes available to be won, as well. You can check out our review of BlackBerry Travel here. It was helpful when we went out to Seattle...

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Don't like eating your vegetables? Neither does OmnomBot

If you (still) don't like eating your vegetables you're not alone. OmnomBot isn't the biggest fan of them either, but he has trouble avoiding them on his own. Through this fun PlayBook game from the creators of Auqalux - your job is to help OmnomBot by not letting him eat his vegetables. The game play is plain and simple, and if you're at all a fan of arcade style gaming then this one is for...

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O2 not carrying BlackBerry PlayBook due to 'end to end customer experience'

Although today is launch day for the BlackBerry PlayBook in the United Kingdom, one major carrier won't be taking part in the fun. O2 has decided to pass on the tablet and simply won't be selling the device. The company has been reaching out to customers to let them know stating "unfortunately there are some issues with the end to end customer experience". While there are no plans to sell the...

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BlackBerry PlayBook arrives in the UK

If you're in the UK, the wait is now over and you can finally get your hands on the BlackBerry PlayBook. I know you'll be eager to get the box opened and get started with your shiny new device, and to help you along the way we've got a whole host of BlackBerry PlayBook 101's, tips, tricks and how-to articles here on CrackBerry. Take a moment to check them out to get you on your way to become...

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So this will be the first time in CrackBerry's history where we'll be living blogging a RIM earnings call, but we're going to do it up this evening for a couple of good reasons. For one, on the last couple of calls some newsworthy tidbits have surfaced - like on the last one where Jim Balsillie confirmed the rumor I reported earlier about BlackBerry 6.1 being rebranded to BlackBerry 7. The...

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Is BlackBerry Messenger the reason for the decline in texting?

  Do you still use SMS or just BBM/IM?Market Research   Before I became a BlackBerry addict, my way of communicating regularly with friends, family and colleagues was through SMS. I had to make sure that my mobile phone contract came with a text bundle. This was the case for many people I know. Now, however, I own a BlackBerry and so do many of my friends and family, so I hardly text as...

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iSpeech Translator for BlackBerry AND the BlackBerry PlayBook

  From the people who brought you DriveSafe.ly, the application that speaks your text messages, comes iSpeech Translator. Yes, friends, the iSpeech Translator is available for the PlayBook and any BlackBerry smartphone that runs OS 1.0 and higher, in any country, on any carrier. Unless your BlackBerry is half a decade old, you too can run iSpeech Translator. Even better, iSpeech offers a free...

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TouchUp Pro Photo Editor updated to v2.3.11

We've looked at TouchUp Pro Photo Editor in the past but with each and every update put out by the folks at esDot Development Studio -- the application continues to improve. What started as a bare bones photo editor has now grown into a full blown photo editor for the BlackBerry PlayBook allowing such things as filters, cropping, red eye reduction and much more. The latest update brings...

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New device switch and data saving features coming to BlackBerry 7

If you've taken the time to poke around the BlackBerry Torch 9850 simulator you've no doubt noticed it was running OS 7.0.0.144 and as we mentioned when it leaked, that OS and the simulator does have some goodies hidden in it. One of those goodies is a new "Device Switch" and data saving features. In the past, you had to go ahead and hook your device up to BlackBerry desktop manager in...

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[ youtube link for mobile viewing ] If you're not one to try out new apps without first off getting a quick look at them then, we've got you covered for the new BlackBerry Avatar Builder applications that are now available in BlackBerry App World. Built for guys and girls go ahead and watch the video above to get a better look at the app and to see how avatars are built using the...

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  Coolness! I didn't see this one coming. Research In Motion just dropped two new fun apps into BlackBerry App World for us to install on our BlackBerry Smartphones. Avatar Builder Guys Edition and Avatar Builder Girls Edition allow you to make awesome avatars on your BlackBerry. If you want a custom sweet BBm avatar, look no further.  Here's the official verbage: Want to create your own...

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BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5 for Avaya Phone Systems Now Available

  Following up on their announcement at BlackBerry World this year, RIM has announced that BlackBerry MVS is now available for Avaya Phone Systems. The release of MVS 5 is available in North America and the UK for systems using Avaya Aura 6.1, Avaya Communications Manager, Avaya CS1000 Communication Server, Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Mitel Communications Director. BlackBerry...

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CrackBerry's 2011 Father's Day gift guide

Father's Day is fast approaching folks and if you're anything like me, you're probably scrambling for ideas on what to get for your husband or father. All of us here at CrackBerry.com want to help ease some of the stress in finding that perfect gift so we decided to put together some suggestions of the must-have/want items. In the guide below you will find many options that have been pulled...

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Contest: Listen to music and take calls effortlessly with Motorola MOTOROKR S305 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones! Leave a comment to win! I never used to pay much attention to what kind of headphones I used. Whatever I happened to have with me was good enough, and I never spent a lot of money on them, knowing that they would probably get lost or broken before long anyway. I never really enjoyed...

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Drome - a local Canadian search application, world domination soon?

The word ‘drome’ is an odd one – it’s one of those words that has many different meanings. It could refer to a place to race or run, or could refer to something that moves together. It’s also a name of an application by Taste My City. Like many Local Search Applications, Drome can handle looking for Movies, Nightlife venues, Coffee shops/Internet Cafes, Hotels, Points of Interest and...

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Dolby files lawsuit against Research In Motion regarding audio patents

Dolby Laboratories today has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Research In Motion regarding audio patents. Dolby claims that RIM employs their patented technologies in BlackBerry smartphones and the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet without any licenses. RIM and Dolby have been unable to reach an agreement regarding the usage, however nearly all other major smartphone makers have licensed...

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Official OS 6.0.0.576 for the BlackBerry Bold 9780 from Orange Poland

BlackBerry Bold 9780 users get another OS today to help with those mid-week blues. From Orange Poland we have OS 6.0.0.576 ready to go. This one is official but no new of whats new and improved just yet. If you do install, be sure to hit the forums and let us know what you find. As always, use caution when installing this or any OS. Now go get it!! Download OS 6.0.0.576 from Orange...

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Just search for 'Mobile Nations' within the BlackBerry Podcasts app on your BlackBerry Smartphone or PlayBook. Be sure to subscribe! The subject line on this one says it all... you can now download and listen to our new Mobile Nations podcast directly on your BlackBerry Smartphone or BlackBerry PlayBook from within the BlackBerry Podcasts app! What is Mobile Nations? In case you missed our...

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LinkNote organizes notes on the BlackBerry PlayBook

I find that although I’m quick to take notes on the go, I’m not the best at organizing them. Some days, my desk at the office looks like a stack of post-its had a fight with a fan and lost. Sometimes, on my BlackBerry PlayBook or smartphone, I make notes, numerous notes that may pertain to each other, but are never truly grouped together. Trying to decipher what it was you were trying to do...

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BlueBox for BlackBerry PlayBook rolls out v1.2

BlueBox has finally rolled out their latest update for BlackBerry PlayBook owners looking to access their DropBox accounts. Now sitting at v1.2 BlueBox has become a great alternative to a official DropBox application. Granted, out of the gates it was totally rough around the edges but with a new UI now in place, the ability to zip and unzip files as well as an well inetgrated file browser --...

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